It Wasn’t Just Phyllis Schlafly Who Opposed the Equal Rights Amendment — TIME

This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was originally published at HNN. The death of the famously anti-feminist pundit Phyllis Schlafly on September 5th lit up the Twittersphere and prompted Princeton historian Kevin M. Kruse to laud Schlafly’s tactics, if…

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ACLU and Amnesty International Will Ask President Obama to Pardon Edward Snowden — TIME

Prominent civil rights organizations are readying a campaign to ask for a presidential pardon for Edward Snowden. Amnesty International and the American Civil Liberties Union are planning the “Pardon Snowden” campaign, according to BBC. The groups will ask President Barack Obama to pardon the former NSA contractor before January 2017 when he leaves office. Snowden…

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Welcome to Jane’s Addiction, a monthly column on the ever-expanding canon of Austen-inspired art. From adaptations to critical works to re-releases of her novels, our Austenmania goes far, far deeper than Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy dove into that fish pond. You know what we’re talking about. Jane Austen had a gift for delivering brutal […]

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Sex Ed Is Negative, Sexist and Out of Touch: Study — TIME

All of the deep embarrassment you felt during sex education class is still reddening the faces of kids all over the world. A new study has found that in at least 10 different countries, kids hate the way they’re being taught about sex in school. In the study published in the journal BMJ Open, researchers…

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The gloves come off over Granby High School dress code, students effect change — FOX 61

GRANBY — The gloves are coming off over the high school dress code. Students and parents are in an uproar over some revised changes that went into effect this year. Among the usual standards, new entries say girls may not wear shorts or skirts that run higher than six inches above the knee, and no…

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